Are You Guilty of These Bad Business Habits?


Bad habits can be hard to break. How many times have you tried to stop a habit and failed? Bad habits can exist in the business world as well, especially for small business owners. Read on to learn about some common habits that may affect your business and how to prevent them.

Not taking risks

Risk-taking is an essential characteristic of many small business owners. It takes a great deal of risk taking and courage to start your own business, but many business owners fail to continue taking risks after they’ve started. If you’re ready to take your business to the next level, you must be looking for areas to push yourself and experiment with new processes and strategies.

Failing to delegate your responsibilities

As a business owner, delegating is essential. It can be hard to let go of this bad habit, but it is necessary to improve your business. Try starting by outsourcing responsibilities like assembly, packaging, shipping, and order fulfillment. If you delegate these responsibilities to a trusted third party company, you can also feel confident that your tasks will be handled professionally and with accuracy. Ohio Valley Goodwill Industrial Services has over 100 years of dedicated B2B experience handling tasks like assembly, packaging, shipping, and order fulfillment for businesses in Greater Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana.

Never taking time off

Are you guilty of this small business bad habit? Many entrepreneurs are workaholics. It’s hard not to develop this bad habit: small business owners dedicate their time, energy, and resources to building the business of their dreams and want to see their efforts succeed. Yet a healthy work-life balance is key to a person’s mental and physical health, each of which can affect their work performance. If you never take time off, consider hiring more employees or working with a third party company to handle some of your tasks. This way, you can rest assured that your business is in our capable hands while you take some much-needed time off.

If you’re ready to start delegating more tasks to a third party partner, contact us today. We have the experience and professionalism to handle and small business task, from assembly to packaging and order fulfillment.